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LWC Men's Basketball wins two at Lou Cunningham Classic

Blue Raiders open season with wins over Oakwood 84-74 on Saturday night and following victory on Friday over Indiana Southeast on Friday night.
Lindsey Wilson hosts Simmons (KY), at 8pmCT, Monday, November 20, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Chris Wells LWC Sports Information Director

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - (Sun 19 Nov 2017) - Four Blue Raiders scored in double figures to help Lindsey Wilson men's basketball beat Oakwood 84-74 on Saturday night at the Powell Athletic Center.

The game closed the two-day Lou Cunningham Classic hosted by Campbellsville (KY). Lindsey Wilson posted a 2-0 record during the event -- beating Indiana Southeast 77-66 on Friday night.

Bryan Wallace scored a team-high 21 points while Jordan Hamlette added 19 in tonigh's win. Can Oztamur and Charles Sutton chipped in 14 and 10 points respectively to help the No. 21-ranked Blue Raiders improve to 7-0 on the season.

Lindsey Wilson led by as many as 16 points early in the second half, but needed a strong finish after Oakwood trimmed the lead to one point (75-74) with just over two minutes left in the game.

The Blue Raiders looked to be in control heading down the stretch -- up 75-63 with 4:44 remaining in regulation. Oakwood scored 11 straight points over the next 2-1/2 minutes to erase the Lindsey Wilson advantage. Three 3-pointers and a layup fueled the Oakwood comeback.

But Lindsey Wilson responded with a spurt of its own over the final two minutes.

The Blue Raiders scored nine consecutive points over a one-minute span to regain control of the game. And after surrendering the 11-point Oakwood run, the Lindsey Wilson defense did not yield another point, holding Oakwood scoreless over the final 2:09.

Lindsey Wilson closed the game making 45.1 percent (23-of-51) from the field. The Blue Raiders converted a season-best 83.8 percent (31-of-37) from the free throw line. Oakwood was held to 36.4 percent (24-of-66) from the floor.

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